The creek of a door. The thump of a footstep. A breath on your
neck. You turn to look, but no one is there. Could it be... a ghost?
Today, I feel the urgent need to speak to you about one of the most
frightening and spine-chilling phenomena of all time. A subject that
has struck fear in people for centuries: ghosts and supernatural
Imagine this: You are all alone in your house. You hear strange
noises coming from above. Curious, you climb the stairs. The
noises get louder. You hear a tremendous BANG! as a door slams.
Your heart pounding, you open that door and peer inside. Chairs are
being flung around the room. The windows are opening and closing by
themselves. Menacing laughs can be heard above the racket. Then, as
quick as it all began, everything stops, including your heart. Everything
is still, not a noise can be heard.
Your mind is racing- searching for a
What you have just experienced could very well be the haunting
of one of three basic types of ghosts: apparitions, poltergeists and
doppelgangers. These three types of ghosts are fairly similar, but each
have a few different characteristics. An apparition is a vision of a
deceased person. Apparitions are often sighted at the same place, at
the same time, doing the same thing. No two apparitions are ever quite
the same. Each has its own cause, origin and purpose. An apparition
does not usually make contact with living beings, and doesn't seem to
be aware of its surroundings. They are frozen in time, and to them,
everything is still the same as it was when they were alive. For
example: you might see an apparition making the actions of walking up
and down stairs, even though those same...